In a week where professional pressure or work/life balance tension is running high, Monday's adventurous Full Moon couldn't come with better timing. On Friday the first planet will reach a playful part of your chart since last September, with each end of the week providing the right incentive to see any work/life balance issues as an opportunity rather than a challenge. The pressure is coming from Mars and Mercury as they oppose both planets in your career sector, wanting to keep the focus more on your home life. Yet whether it is work/life balance or a balance between work and play, in retrograde motion in your career sector this is something that both Pluto and Saturn appreciate as important. The Moon will move through your career sector midweek, exacerbating any pressure but with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, also exposing solutions.
The professional gods are playing a subtle and also clever game this week, managing to stay out of the spotlight but in the process, providing the right amount of support at the right time. This is not usually an active point in any professional year and if you didn't have the asteroid Pallas Athena in your work sector there would be no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses. What makes Pallas a lot more effective, without posing a threat to other active areas of your chart is that she has been in your work sector since November. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, so Pallas is a vast storehouse of knowledge and information. Venus will tap into this when, moving through your income sector, she forms a friendly aspect midweek. The Moon will join this mix when it returns to your career sector on Thursday. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, this will create a friendly mix of forces across the income, work and career fronts.
There is a lack of urgency on the professional front this week but a boost in both job and professional confidence. It was the Moon's departure from your work sector over the weekend that allows you to begin the week with more than just an intuitive read on work and job matters. Having come full circle from last month's Full Moon, a lot of things will have fallen into place in the latter days of last week. The Moon left on Saturday, just as Mars was under pressure as he moves through your income sector and as dreamy Neptune moved into his final week in direct motion in your career sector. The Moon may have left but not before giving you a chance to read between the lines and join the dots across the income, work and career fronts. Neptune is now at a standstill ahead of his retrograde turn over the weekend, with the Moon's return to your career sector just hours later providing a chance to regroup.
Starting the week with the Moon in your work sector is always an advantage, especially as this is no ordinary week and this is no ordinary visit. It is Monday's Full Moon that gives the Moon the ability to jump start work and job matters and with lucky Jupiter on board, this can be a trigger for all the untapped job potential that has been building since his return in November. A Full Moon is an opposition between the Sun and Moon but while this might create some work tension and job pressure on Monday, this will quickly drop back. The Moon will be gone by Tuesday, but not before moving into a friendly aspect to both planets in your career sector, creating an opportunity for them to benefit from anything the Full Moon might trigger on the job front. I mentioned that this was no ordinary week, with Monday's Full Moon jumpstarting job and professional matters in general, just days before the most lucrative months of 2019 kick off, on Friday.
Planetary oppositions can create tension and both planets in your work sector are on the receiving end this week. However, while this could create work tension and job pressure there is a chance to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough and also to work smarter. It was late last week that Mars moved into opposition with Saturn, in retrograde motion in your work sector and he will go on to oppose Pluto here this week. Yet this is ultimately a clash designed to help you find the right balance between knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. This makes the Moon's passage through your work sector midweek a mixed blessing. This will give you an intuitive read on work and job matters, making it easier to work smarter, but may also exacerbate things. See this as a chance to bring things to a head, with Thursday and Friday key days for finally cracking the code.
As the Sun moves into his final days in your career sector and Venus her final weeks there are some mixed conditions. The week begins with the Sun under pressure from a Full Moon on the home front, just a week after he clashed with Jupiter there at the start of last week. This will bring some familiar work/life balance reminders to a head, but not in a way that is likely to dent your professional confidence. Even if it does, by the time the Moon returns to your work sector on Thursday and sides with the Sun, there is a chance to turn this into motivation. Once in your work sector the Moon will remain there until after the Sun leaves your career sector over the weekend, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters. With Venus spending the middle part of the week aligned with Pallas on the income front, by the weekend there will be a positive buzz across the income, work and career fronts.
What you have this week is two very different influences in play professionally, that come together perfectly. On the career front, you have Mercury in his last full week in your career sector, Mars wanting everything to happen now but both being confronted by a need to take work/life balance seriously. This may create some frustration, as excitement builds ahead of a total solar eclipse on the career front early next month. Yet attempts to police a need for work/life balance will work to your advantage. The conditions couldn't be more different on the job front, where ahead of his retrograde turn in your work sector over the weekend, dreamy Neptune has already come to a standstill. Neptune moved into a friendly aspect to Mars over the weekend and is in the same friendly aspect with Mercury on Monday. Neptune's lack of urgency but wholesale support for both planets on the career front will hopefully rub off on them. Nothing is as urgent as you think it is.
Apart from a boost in job confidence from Monday's Full Moon in your income sector, it is business as usual on the professional front this week. Both planets in your work sector are now settled in for the long haul and ahead of their retrograde turns next month are already starting to slow down. While Monday's Full Moon will create some positive conditions for income and job matters, with Jupiter already in retrograde motion in your income sector there is already a lack of urgency. While positive this paints a slow picture of things professionally and had nothing changed that would be the case. Yet things do change and for the better, with Juno's return to your career sector on Friday allowing this professional year to catch its second wind. While Juno is not a major player, with Mercury returning next week and Mars a week later, she is charged with opening the doors to the most exciting months of this professional year, across the income, work and career fronts.
It is business as usual on the job front this week and the fact that it will stay that way gives you a rudder or sense of stability during what could be a stormy week. The week begins with a Full Moon and over the course of the week, several planets will move into and out of opposition. Yet on his own in your work sector, not involved in any of this week's drama but getting a boost from the Moon as it moves through your income sector midweek, Uranus is slowly and confidently keeping work and job matters on track. The fact that nothing changes on the job front, that Uranus is here for the long haul and is keeping things on track means that on the job front you don't have to reinvent the wheel. Here there are no dramas and you almost have things on autopilot. The job front is the stable force that will keep you centred and grounded.
With the Sun leaving your work sector over the weekend and Venus 12 days later, all planetary activity on the job front is drawing to a close and this is now the end zone. This is something that happens at this time every year, with the advantage this year being just how long you have had to get to this point. It was during the nearly seven weeks that Mars spent here that most options were put on the table and the ground was gained. The Sun will continue to keep the solar spotlight on work and job matters until he leaves over the weekend and it will then be up to Venus to bring things home and there is no better planet for the job. In fact, it is the hard work invested over the last four months that Venus is able to exploit. Venus' friendly aspect to Pallas on the career front midweek and the Moon's return to your income sector on Thursday will put the solar spotlight on all your income, work and career options.
For Mars and Mercury, being under pressure as they move into their final weeks in your work sector is something they are likely to thrive on. For Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos, pressure from Saturn late last week and from Pluto this week will add fuel to his work passions, fighting and competitive spirit. With a total solar eclipse here early next month, Mars also sees it as his mission to push through barriers. The pressure is coming from Saturn and Pluto, in retrograde motion in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. They are policing a need to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, making Mercury an integral part of this. In his last full week in your work sector, Mercury is giving you the intellectually savvy edge needed to work smarter. By the time the Sun returns to your work sector over the weekend tensions will be dialling back, with the solar spotlight revealing where to from here.
Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector is always an advantage, allowing you to begin the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. Even more so when this is no ordinary visit and no ordinary week. No ordinary visit, because as the Moon opposes the Sun on Monday, this will create the only Full Moon in your career sector while lucky Jupiter is here. With Jupiter in your career sector since November and in retrograde motion since April, this Full Moon is a trigger for all the untapped professional potential that has been building behind the scenes. Whenever this Full Moon fell it was going to be auspicious, but even more so with the doors opening to new work and job developments on Friday. To begin with, this is more an unlocking of the doors but with Mercury returning next week and Mars the week after what is coming is an avalanche of income, work and career potential.